My wife, Jan, has been working with nurses for a very long time who have addictions. No one is safe from such problems. I think we all have within us weaknesses that can be a lure for becoming addicted to any number of things. So, to look upon someone who has an addiction with disdain is, I think, wrong. I do think, at the same time, not liking what they are doing to themselves and to everyone around them is acceptable. We are all human. We all have our weaknesses. I like chocolate…who doesn’t, but there are some out there who would live in a candy bar factory if they could. Others are addicted to places, people, jobs, drink, drugs, on and on and on goes the list. In any case, I’d like to introduce you to a new follower of mine who addresses alcoholism and his fight with addiction. And, yes, I know several alcoholics. And, yes, I have it in my family as well.
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I would hope that anyone who reads my poetry understands that I write what comes to my mind and it doesn't mean I'm the reality of the words. I mean that just because I write about alcoholism does not mean I am the character in the poems. I write about those I've known and those I know and a very wide grouping that is of sinners and saints, those who know who and where they are going and those who are completely lost. I am empathic. I write in the first person because I feel the reality of what I am writing about. Like Dean Martin pretending to be drunk while performing I am not what it may seem. Just a thought as I know some out there who read what I write see the words and not the art or the understanding of the problem I am commenting on, nor do they understand that the comment is for the purpose of illustration and not my own personal reality. Married to a wonderful woman who is my best friend. Ronald Reagan Conservative Republican. Masters of Accounting-Taxation, United States Marine, taught for 10 years at the University of South Florida, held the following professional certifications: CPA, CVA, CFA. Published author, currently writing three novels and a ton of poems. View all posts by Gordon